Grab your broomsticks for Harry Potter convention

Ian Butler as Professor Snape and Hanah Simpson as a Slytherin pupil at a previous Unleashed Events convention
Ian Butler as Professor Snape and Hanah Simpson as a Slytherin pupil at a previous Unleashed Events convention

Harry Potter fans are in for a magical treat this month.

Convention organiser Unleashed Events is holding a bumper celebration of the films and books on Sunday, July 22, complete with special guests.

Headlining will be Andrew Herd, who starred in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as a Gringott’s goblin.

Other science fiction and fantasy movie appearances include Stars Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Labyrinth.

Andrew will be joined by Paul Warren, who doubled for Harry Potter himself - actor Daniel Radcliffe - in the movie series’ fifth instalment, Harry and the Order of the Phoenix.

He has then gone on to establish himself as a talented physical actor, often appearing under prosthetic makeup and in creature suits in films including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi; Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World; Clash of the Titans and World War Z.

as well as the star guests, there will be plenty for visitors to the Magic and Mayham Unleashed event to see and do.

Hogwart’s half-giant gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid will be on hand to pose for for pictures and guests will be able to have their photo taken outside Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop and Ollivander’s wand shop, or even on the legendary Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station, ready to board the Hogwarts Express.

Wand training lessons will be taking place all day and for anyone interested in Fantastic Beasts, the convention will be where to find them, with Pandora’s Box Zoo Days on hand with a delivery owl, Slytherin snakes and other witch’s familiars for you to handle.

Magic and Mayhem Unleashed takes place at at the Synthonia Suites in Belsasis Avenue, Billingham.

Tickets are available on the day, priced at £6 for adults, £4 for children, under-5s free or in advance from unleashedevents.co.uk